Saaheb is a 1985 Hindi movie directed by Anil Ganguly. The film stars Anil Kapoor, Raakhee, Amrita Singh, Utpal Dutt, Biswajit, Vijay Arora, Deven Verma, A. K. Hangal and Dilip Dhawan. The music is by Bappi Lahiri. It is an adaptation of Bengali movie named "saheb" (1981), directed by Bijoy Bose. The film was remade in Telugu as Vijetha with Chiranjeevi, in Kannada as Karna with Vishnuvardhan playing the lead role and in Malayalam as Chekkaeran Oru Chilla with Shankar.
Anil Kapoor plays Saaheb, the youngest son of the family. He is focused on football, his passion. Due to this, everyone in the family constantly tells him he is no good. However, when circumstances demand, he gives up his kidney to fund his sister's marriage, at the cost of his football career.
The movie has catchy songs like - "Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re" and "Kya Khabar Kya Pata" - which remain popular to this day.
Anil Kapoor as Sunil Sharma 'Saaheb'
Amrita Singh as Natasha 'Nikki'
Raakhee as Sujata Sharma, Saaheb's eldest sister-in-law
Utpal Dutt as Badri Prasad Sharma, Saaheb's Father
Biswajeet as Eldest Son
Vijay Arora as Kamal Sharma, Second Son
Rajnibala as Kamal's Wife
Dilip Dhawan as Third Son
Sudha Chopra as Geeta Sharma 'Bultie'
Deven Verma as Pareshan, Nikki's Uncle
Satyen Kappu as Nikki's father
A.K. Hangal as Doctor
Pinchoo Kapoor as Mr. S.P. Sinha
Suresh Chatwal as Mr. Somnath, Saaheb's Football Coach
Nandita Thakur as Shanti
Jankidas as Jandubalm
Master Kunal Gandhi
Master Vijay Ganguly
Roopali Ganguly (child artist)
Mr. Sharma (Utpal Dutt) lives with his four sons (Biswajeet, Vijay Arora, Dilip Dhawan) and a daughter, Geeta or Bulti. Only the youngest son, Sunil (Anil Kapoor) and Geeta are unmarried. Mr. Sharma arranges his daughter's marriage with a man who will be re-locating to London, U.K. The family requires Rs.50,000/- for the expenses, and will even go to the extent of selling their house. Sunil or Saaheb as he is referred to, is the black sheep of the family - unemployed & uneducated - only interested in playing football. None of the elder brothers have any means of coming up with money for the expenses, and two of them even scheme with their respective wives to take over the house. Mr. Sharma attempts to raise the money, in vain. Sunil then makes the ultimate sacrifice for the marriage of his sister, and brings the money to his dad. His dad believes that Sunil has stolen the money, and Sunil is forced to lie about where he got the money from. The family only finds out after the marriage ceremony is over, and do not hesitate to blame him. It is then Sujata (Raakhee) reveals the secret of how the money came to Sunil's possession.
Director – Anil Ganguly
Story – Ranjan Roy
Screenplay – Sachin Bhowmik
Dialogue – Madan Joshi
Producer – Rajani Ganguly, R. M. Valia, Rupa K. Gandhi
Production Company – R. V. Films
Presenter – Shilpa Pednekar
Cinematographer – P. Subedar
Editor – Waman B. Bhosle, Guru Dutt Shirali
Art Director – Bijoy Ghosh
Costume Designer – Jasbir Valia
Costume and Wardrobe – Ashok Bhonsle, Dilip Bhonsle